Resisting War & Offering Peace

This May 15th we successfully shutdown the Marines Recruiting Center and raised the peace and justice flag from Berkeley City Hall!

May 2018 Newsletter

Our May 2018 PDF newsletter includes news of coming changes to draft registration, our interview with Israeli military objector Tamar Ze’evi, message to troops to refuse illegal orders, and why whistleblower Reality Winner deserves our support.

Celebrate Int’l Conscientious Objectors Day with us (Berkeley CA, May 15)

In addition to the annual peace flag raising, we’re call on the Marines to throw down their weapons and dessert with us.

Podcast: Israeli military resister on her 115 days jailed

Tamar Ze’evi, who at the age of 19 refused to serve in the Israeli military. She was recently jailed for 115 days.

Petition to the DOJ: Declassify the ‘Winner Document’!

Please sign today: “We ask the Department of Justice to allow the defense access to all of the evidence and relevant documents necessary for a fair trial.”

Tell the Feds: End Draft Registration

The first meaningful opportunity for a national debate about the draft in decades, but why now?

Podcast: The Future of Draft Registration in the United States

Edward Hasbrouck on the new federal commission reviewing preparations for the draft.

Podcast with Reality Winner’s family: “She’s being treated as a political prisoner”

Whistleblower Reality Winner’s family talk about what it’s like trying to support their loved one during her Orwellian incarceration.

Video: Defending Whistleblower Reality Winner

Courage to Resist’s Jeff Paterson in discussion with Paul George of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center.

October 2017 Newsletter

Your October 2017 PDF newsletter includes stories about whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner, boot camp hazing, how Donald Trump & friends avoided the Vietnam War draft, and how together we freed Chelsea Manning.

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

The Establishment is not a viable candidate

Jonathan Matthew Smucker's new article on the rise of Trump, published today in the "New Internationalist", is worth a read. Jonathan ... read more

Empire war status

Empire war status

Op-ed by Bob Meola, Courage to Resist. A lot of people miss Barack Obama because he smiled nicely while he dropped over 26,000 bombs on read more

3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

3rd Annual Shut Down Creech! April 23-29, 2017

Join us April 23 - April 29, 2017 at Creech Air Force Base, Indian Springs, Nevada for a 3rd national mobilization of nonviolent ... read more

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Support Ryan Johnson, Imprisoned War Resister

Ryan made the decision not to go to war. With assistance from the GI Rights Hotline, they learned their options. They found they ... read more

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

National Guard to roundup immigrants? Resist!

If implemented, a National Guard proposal would lead to enforcement action against millions of immigrants living nowhere near the ... read more

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

Order drops protection for families of deployed military

In 2013, the Department of Homeland Security, at the request of the Defense Department, issue a policy memorandum aimed at preventing ... read more

Chelsea Manning news and updates

Chelsea Manning news and updates

It’s still hard to believe that we won Chelsea’s (upcoming) freedom. Chelsea remains imprisoned at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, until May ... read more

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Chelsea Manning Support Network comes to an end

Courage to Resist is proud to have served as fiscal manager for the Chelsea Manning Defense Fund for nearly seven years. Those funds ... read more

rainey reitman“I’ve worked with Courage to Resist now for six years. One of the best decisions the Chelsea Manning Support Network ever made was hooking up with them. They are amazing. I can’t sing their praises enough. In fact I became a regular donor.”

-Rainey Reitman, Internet privacy advocate & Chelsea Manning Support Network co-founder

Supporting the Troops Who Refuse to Fight

We’re a group of concerned community members, veterans and military families who support military objectors to illegal war and occupation and the policies of empire. Our People Power strategy weakens the pillars that maintain war and occupation in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere by supporting GI resistance, counter-recruitment and draft resistance, which cuts off the supply of troops. We are autonomous from and independent of any political organization, party or group.

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Reality Leigh Winner

Join us in defending recent Air Force veteran and NSA contractor Reality Leigh Winner against an overzealous prosecution by Trump’s Department of Justice.

Reality is currently jailed without bail, facing 10 years in prison, for allegedly giving a document vital to the public’s understanding of potential Russian interference in US election systems to a news organization.

s brian willson“In a society like the US where virtually every foreign intervention, everywhere, is grotesquely illegal and criminal, the most effective resistance is from the soldiers themselves…”

-S Brian Willson, Vietnam Veteran & Peace Activist

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Changes underway for Courage to Resist

"Oh, never mind" update, April 7, 2017. After taking a year off, I've been back on staff part-time for a couple months now. Melissa Keith recently stepped down from her manager role (but continues to contribute as a collective member). We're currently looking for...

Store closing

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist January 1, 2016 In order to better focus our time and energies on our core mission of supporting war resisters (including Chelsea Manning), Courage to Resist is closing our online shop that has featured shirts, stickers, posters,...

Veterans For Peace: Free Bowe Bergdahl!

Did Sgt. Bergdahl walk away from his post in Afghanistan? Yes, by his own account he did so, in order to bring attention to poor leadership which he believed was endangering his fellow soldiers.

December 2015 newsletter and appeal

Aside for forcing us to regularly evaluate and summarize our efforts, the point of these newsletters is to help us raise funds to sustain our work in support of the troops who have the courage to resist.

Drone war objectors speak out

By Courage to Resist Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience between them – for their courage to resist our nation's endless drone warfare. Thank you Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas (15th Reconnaissance...

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

Fantastic three minute video produced by Veterans for Peace UK, directed by Price James, written by Darren Cullen, and featuring Matt Berry.

August 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. July 24, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! The Courage to Resist August 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country in the next few days. In this issue you can read about the new...

Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer on Democracy Now!

We turn now to developments in the case against Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held in Taliban captivity for five years after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

Changes underway for Courage to Resist

"Oh, never mind" update, April 7, 2017. After taking a year off, I've been back on staff part-time for a couple months now. Melissa Keith recently stepped down from her manager role (but continues to contribute as a collective member). We're currently looking for...

Store closing

Jeff Paterson, Courage to Resist January 1, 2016 In order to better focus our time and energies on our core mission of supporting war resisters (including Chelsea Manning), Courage to Resist is closing our online shop that has featured shirts, stickers, posters,...

Veterans For Peace: Free Bowe Bergdahl!

Did Sgt. Bergdahl walk away from his post in Afghanistan? Yes, by his own account he did so, in order to bring attention to poor leadership which he believed was endangering his fellow soldiers.

December 2015 newsletter and appeal

Aside for forcing us to regularly evaluate and summarize our efforts, the point of these newsletters is to help us raise funds to sustain our work in support of the troops who have the courage to resist.

Drone war objectors speak out

By Courage to Resist Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience between them – for their courage to resist our nation's endless drone warfare. Thank you Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas (15th Reconnaissance...

Action Man: Battlefield Casualties

Fantastic three minute video produced by Veterans for Peace UK, directed by Price James, written by Darren Cullen, and featuring Matt Berry.

August 2015 newsletter and appeal

By Courage to Resist. July 24, 2015 Please donate today to support the troops who refuse to fight! The Courage to Resist August 2015 national newsletter (PDF) is arriving in mailboxes across the country in the next few days. In this issue you can read about the new...

Sgt Bergdahl’s lawyer on Democracy Now!

We turn now to developments in the case against Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held in Taliban captivity for five years after leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009.

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